Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Houston was found "underwater and unconscious" in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills

The body of pop star Whitney Houston is heading to New Jersey on a private jet tonight, ABC News has learned.
Houston's body was released by the Los Angeles coroner earlier today after the completion of an autopsy to determine the cause of her death.
Houston was found "underwater and unconscious" in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills, Calif., hotel room Saturday afternoon, according to Beverly Hills police. Prescription drugs were found nearby, and bottles of champagne and beer were in the adjacent room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, as seen in photos of the scene obtained by TMZ.
Amid the circumstances of her death, and Houston's history of drug addiction, many have speculated that the singer died after taking a toxic mix of prescription drugs and alcohol.
"You can look at a body and not know (what) the cause of death is,'' said Ed Winter, Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman. "You might have a suspicion, but the person could have suffered a heart attack or embolism."
Results of toxicology tests are not expected to be complete for six to eight weeks.
Earlier today, Houston's entourage moved out of the Beverly Hilton. Sources tell ABC News that many close to Houston have been questioned about her final hours.
There were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play on Houston's body, according to sources with knowledge of the case. And while detectives from the Beverly Hills Police Crimes Against Persons detail are working the case, the department insists this is not a homicide investigation. However, they have not ruled out the possibility that the case could turn into one.
"We're conducting a death investigation and we need to be very clear about that,'' said Beverly Hills Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Mark Rosen. "We do not know the cause of death, we don't know the circumstances leading up to her death."
Houston's brother-in-law Billy Watson told ABC News that the singer's death was accidental, and certainly not suicide.
"Oh, no, this is accidental," Watson said. "She wouldn't have left her daughter like that. She wouldn't have done that to her daughter."
Watson, whose sister is married to Houston's brother, Gary, also said the family is flying back to New Jersey from California today and Tuesday.
ABC News' New York affiliate WABC reported that the same Newark, N.J., funeral home that handled arrangements for Houston's father in 2003 is expected to handle the singer's arrangements.
Houston's was first discovered by a member of her personal staff at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, she was underwater and unconscious, authorities said. Shewas pulled from the tub by members of her staff and hotel security was promptly notified. Fire department officials who arrived found her unresponsive; she was pronounced dead at the hotel at 3:55 p.m.
Winter, the coroner's spokesman, confirmed to ABC News' L.A. affiliate KABC that officials found prescription bottles in Houston's hotel room, but he said they weren't "alarming" or "out of the ordinary."
They were all "pretty normal" prescriptions, Winter said, adding, "I have more prescriptions than what was found in her [Houston's] room."
A source told KABC that one of the prescriptions was amoxicillin, an antibiotic commonly used to treat bacterial infections.
TMZ reported earlier that family sources briefed by coroner officials were told Houston likely died from a combination of the drug Xanax and other prescription medication mixed with alcohol.
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Meanwhile, Houston's 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, has been struggling with her mother's death and was hospitalized for "stress and anxiety," a family source told ABCNews.com. She was released Sunday afternoon as her father, Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown, boarded a plane to L.A.
TMZ reported that on Friday night, Bobbi Kristina fell asleep in another bathtub at the Beverly Hilton. Friends had to contact hotel security so she could be removed from the tub.
Houston, who struggled with drugs and alcohol and entered rehab for the third time last year, reportedly spent Friday night at the bar of the Beverly Hilton hotel with a group of friends. She was at the bar for a long time, drinking and being very loud, according to TMZ.
Houston gave her last performance on Thursday at Grammy nominee Kelly Price's party at Tru, a Hollywood nightclub.
"We laughed and we joked and we cracked up, and we danced and sang," Price said. "She was never more than two feet from me the entire night. I gave her a hug, and while I was talking to her she said 'Give me the mike.'"
"In retrospect it's a much bigger moment than I could have imagined," she added. "It was a big moment just because it was Whitney. The world got a gift in that they got an opportunity to see her perform one last time."
Photos taken later that night show Houston leaving the club looking disheveled and disoriented. She reportedly had blood dripping down her leg and scratches on her body.
"It was a great event and she left sweaty, and I have heard the word 'disheveled,'" Price said. "That's about right. When you stand for three hours and in that time period you are dancing. You would leave a club looking that way.
Price added that Houston "didn't look like she was under the influence of anything. She drank some champagne and toasted Kelly Price's three Grammy nominations Thursday night. That's what Whitney Houston did."

Sunday, February 12, 2012

"A boxing riot in Argentina" Argentinian rushed to the ring and attacked Filipino's teams "'February 10, 2012"

This is one of the most awkward situation in a boxing fight, a boxing riot in Argentina.  Johreil Casimero knocked out Argentinian Luis Lazarte at Mar del Plata, Argentina last feb 10 to capture the vacant IBF Junior Flyweight Championship but before he was declared a riot happened.

Johnreil Casimero whose record is 16-2 with 10 knock outs was a victim of riot when supporters of the losing boxer Luis "Mosquito" Lazarte (49-11-2, 18 KOs) rushed to the ring and attacked Casimero and his team.

Empty bottles as well as chairs were raining on the ring during the riots. Securities and Police Officers rushed to the stage but damages have been made already. Some fans even punched the entourage of Casimero.

Whitney Houston passed away at 48 years old

Too many of us—myself included—are guilty of making insensitive jokes about the demise of Whitney Houston, her frail frame, loss of one of pop's purest voices, and battle with drugs.
But none of us are laughing now.
On Saturday, Houston's publicist confirmed to the Associated Press that the award-winning "I Will Always Love You" singer died. She was 48. The timing of her death, the eve of the Grammys, the biggest music event of the year, makes the horrible news even more tragic. According to CNN, Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. PT at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Beverly Hilton is the venue for the music industry's most prestigious pre-Grammy party hosted by veteran executive Clive Davis, who discovered Houston.
In an industry flooded with novelty artists, who disappear after scoring one hit, Houston's longevity was unquestioned when she released her debut single, the ballad "You Give Good Love" in February 1985. The song's soothing opening ad-libs displayed her soulful roots while also celebrating her pop sensibilities.

Houston's sound was distinct, and clearly separated her from the funk-laden stylings of the era's other female R&B singers. Plus, she was a model who appeared in "Glamour" and "Cosmopolitan" magazines.
Houston's sound made sense when considering her pedigree. She was the perfect melding of the styles of her mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston; cousin, 1960s pop singer Dionne Warwick; and godmother, queen of soul Aretha Franklin.
Houston's self-titled debut album topped the charts and was certified diamond. Her career was impenetrable throughout the release of several follow up albums, 1987's "Whitney," 1990's "I'm Your Baby Tonight," and 1992's "The Bodyguard" soundtrack.


 May you rest in peace Whitney Houston. We all filipino's loves  you and  keep us in our hearts and in our memories! Condolences to her family. :(

Friday, February 10, 2012

The first trailer for the espionage thriller "The Bourne Legacy"

The first trailer for the espionage thriller The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, was released online February 8 with the tagline: "There was never just one."

The fourth installment of the Bourne series, which previously starred Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, centers on a new CIA operative, played by Renner, who is welcomed to the Outcome program.

The action-packed footage shows the new hero fighting with fierce precision, in scenes that follow up the previous films' situations.

The cast also includes Rachel Weisz (The Lovely Bones) and Edward Norton (The Illusionist) and reprises roles for Albert Finney, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn and Joan Allen.

Tony Gilroy, who wrote the previous Bourne screenplays, takes on directing this film from an original story, based on Robert Ludlum's novels. He's also directed thrillers Duplicity and Michael Clayton.

The Bourne Legacy releases August 3 in North America, followed by Australia, the UK, Norway, Sweden and Argentina through August, and rolls out in Russia, Germany, France, South Africa and other markets in September.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Victoria Beckham won’t be “pushed” into a Spice Girls reunion?

Victoria Beckham won’t be “pushed” into a Spice Girls reunion, says a source.
Mel B recently let slip that the group want to perform at Britain’s Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations this summer.
Sources close to Victoria claim that although the mother-of-four would consider a reunion she wants the agreement to be on her terms also.
“They never ruled out doing something again and Victoria is enthusiastic about a one-off performance. She’s really busy, but she would find the time to do it. However, she won’t be pushed into anything,” an insider told UK magazine Closer.
Mel B made the blunder when she appeared on Australian television and was asked whether the girl band will perform at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
"Ooh, I think the Queen's Jubilee concert is the event I'd be looking at more closely for that to happen," she told breakfast show Sunrise.
Mel B’s comments have caused quite a stir amongst Spice Girls fans. Victoria is said to be annoyed that her former bandmate let the plans slip, as she now feels obliged to commit.
“Mel b talking publicly about the reunion annoyed Victoria. It was supposed to be top secret until they all agreed.
“Victoria is a bit wary of signing up, especially as Mel’s husband, Stephen Belafonte seems to be trying to muscle in, He’s said he’d ‘be happy to get involved since he manages Mel’s career,’ which raised a few eyebrows,” the source continued.
“Since Mel’s been a judge on The X Factor in Australia, she seems to feel she’s as big a star as Victoria is. In the past, they’ve rubbed each other up the wrong way and are clearly vying for the lead role again.”
Victoria has good relationships with Emma Bunton and Mel C. However, she is not as close to Geri Halliwell and Mel B and is allegedly concerned about the friction this may cause.
“Victoria, Emma and Mel C never clashed that much and she’d love to make them happy by agreeing,” an insider revealed.
“But Geri and Mel B still seem to have a competitive attitude, so Victoria is worried about clashing with them.”
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

President Benigno Aquino III when he celebrates his 52nd birthday

IT WILL be another working day for President Benigno Aquino III when he celebrates his 52nd birthday on Wednesday, February 8.

"The President will continue to work on his birthday," deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said on government-run Radyo ng Bayan Sunday.

Valte said there is still no advice from the President's private office on what will be his activities on that day.

But she said that the President may probably start his day by attending a mass at Heroes Hall together with the employees of the Office of the President like what he did during his birthday last year.

"Baka po ganoon po ulit 'yung mangyari," she said.

Asked if TV host Grace Lee, who is being linked to the President will be invited, Valte declined to comment.

A thanksgiving mass officiated by Fr. Arnold Abelardo was held at Malacanang's Heroes Hall during Aquino's birthday last year.

Aside from Palace employees, it was also attended by Aquino's sisters Kris and Viel and Vice President Jejomar Binay, among others.

The President also attended a candle lighting event in Quezon City for the start of the formal peace talks between the Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

He also hosted a medical and dental mission in Mendiola parking grounds, near MalacaƱang.

Valte said she will inform the media of the President's schedule once it is released. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)